Spiral Cats, an all-female South Korean cosplay group, is called this. Tasha and Ren founded the group in 2009. They were joined in 2010 by Tasha and Ren. In 2011, Miyuko also joined the group.
Spiral Cats was founded by a group co-workers from a game development company. Tasha worked as a graphics designer for backgrounds and 3D effects. Doremi, a recruit, has been a member of the team for two years. She’s been there since the beginning. The group now has a professional client list that includes big-name companies like Nexon, Neowiz Games and NCSOFT as well as smaller businesses and mobile game developers.
How much time do I spend with my spiral cats?
We humans sometimes see kitty as the independent, quiet soul. But the dog is our loyal friend and will go with us everywhere. However, this mindset can make it difficult to recognize what our four-legged friends need.
Although cats may be considered independent, this doesn’t mean that they are happier if their parents aren’t around. It can actually be the reverse. People who know cats well will be familiar with this fact: felines can get very attached to their owners. Sometimes cats are more attached than dogs. This 2019 study reveals what spiral cats have to say about our attachment.
Unique Contributions of Cats to Biomedical Research
Only 26,091 cats were among the 1,267.828 non-rodent animals that were used in research in the United States during 1997. This is 2%. The use of cats for research in the United States has decreased dramatically over the past 20 years, from a peak of 74,000 in 1974 to a low of 26,091, or 2%, (Animal Care division, APHIS, USDA). These numbers alone could lead to the incorrect conclusion that cats are not important in biomedical research. Cats are a unique species that contributes to science. Their special biological characteristics and diseases make them the preferred species for many disciplines, including retrovirus research, experimental neurology and inherited diseases and immunodeficiency disorders.
Feline Genomics and Inherited Feline Diseases as Models of Human Diseases
A large amount of information about the genome of felis cattus (a domestic cat) has been compiled by only a handful other mammals than mice and humans. The unusual focus on feline genomics can be partly explained by the large number of naturally occurring inherited disorders that are useful models of their human counterparts and partially by the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Genomic Diversity’s interest in host factors that determine feline leukemia virus susceptibility and feline immunodeficiency viruses. This laboratory has made significant contributions to the characterization of feline genomics. They provide information about 711 loci within the cat genome and their primer sequence. Many of these loci are homologous with human anchor loci. A genetic map of the cat is also available with comparisons to syntenic chromosomal positions in humans. This shows a remarkable homology between these different species’ gene locations. The loci that map the autosome Dl gene are all located on human 11p.
The rapid development of molecular biology tools that allow for precise dissection of genomes has sparked a huge interest in human inherited disorders and their animal counterparts. It was unrealistic to expect that knockout transgenic mice could provide all the models necessary for studying specific gene mutations. In reality, mice with gene mutations that cause a variety of diseases in their genes do not have any apparent disease or are not susceptible to the same disease as humans. This contrasts sharply with many cat inherited diseases, which are almost identical to human disease in terms of clinical presentation, inheritance patterns, histopathology and biochemistry (see table 1 ). These models are still vital in the research of potential therapeutic modalities and pathogenic mechanisms.
Cat owners are very sensitive to the body language of their cats, but every once in a while they can be surprised by what the felines say. Sometimes, it’s in their tails.
As we watched our cat sleep, we noticed that his tail was twirling around like he was listening to a disco. This sent a mixed signal.
How do you read a cat’s tail and decode it? (See “Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Cat”).
Tail Tips Spiral Cats
Carlo Siracusa from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine says that tail signals must be viewed holistically.
For example, the napping cat with the tapping tail is relaxed overall, but paying attention to what’s happening around him, such as a sound or movement. He’s calm but not asleep.
Siracusa suggests that if he is truly asleep, his moving tail could indicate that he is dreaming. (Related: Do Animals Dream?)
Whipping tales on alert cats can indicate nervousness, aggression potential, and Siracusa’s “Do Not Touch!” warning.
A calm cat will have a straight-up, hooked tip tail. An aggressive cat might just have its tail straight out. Fearful “Halloween” cats will have an arched head and “its tail up, puffed,”